Lime-Glazed Shortbread Cookies are scrumptious! Buttery and melt-in-your-mouth with a bright fresh sweet-tangy burst of citrus flavour. Perfect for a tea, shower, potluck, or holiday cookie-exchange. And they make a perfect gift.
I’ve been making shortbread cookies for over 30 years from the old Noreen Gilletz Food Processor cookbook (from back in the 80’s I think). I decided to give them a little tweak and, boy, am I glad I did. Rave reviews! All I added was some lime zest in the dough and a lime glaze on the cookies. Just enough, it seems, to take them to a whole new level. The sweet-tart lime glaze is a perfect match for the mouth-watering shortbread.
As if a seriously good cookie isn’t enough, making these cookies couldn’t be easier and quicker. I call them shortcut cookies for two reasons: first, the dough takes less than 3 minutes if you use a processor; and second, you don’t need to wrap, chill and roll the dough as with many other shortbread recipes. So the whole recipe takes less than 30 minutes with only 6 ingredients.
These are good cookies. My husband is already complaining that there aren’t enough (I made them last night and froze them for the upcoming holidays). He’s not too happy about having to wait. (Of course I let him taste one! That’s why he wants more).
Tailor To Your Taste
- Use lemon instead of lime
- I used 2 teaspoons of maple syrup in the glaze to add more depth (totally optional)
- If you want the glaze to look glossy, add a 1/2 tablespoon corn syrup (also optional)
- Add more lime zest if you want to step up the zestiness even more.
- These cookies freeze beautifully for a month in a ziploc bag or locked container.
Other delicious cookie recipes you might like:
Skor-Chocolate Chip Cookies (get the recipe)
Crispy Butter Lace Cookies (get the recipe)